- suffer used 96 times.
- suffered used 50 times.
- sufferest used once.
- suffereth used 5 times.
- suffering used 5 times.
- sufferings used 10 times.
- Bible Reference: Revelation 2:20
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: No
- G1439 Used 1 time
SUF'FER, verb transitive [Latin suffero; sub, under, and fero, to bear; as we say, to undergo.]
1. To feel or bear what is painful, disagreeable or distressing, either to the body or mind; to undergo. We suffer pain of body; we suffer grief of mind. The criminal suffers punishment; the sinner suffers the pangs of conscience in this life, and is condemned to suffer the wrath of an offended God. We often suffer wrong; we suffer abuse; we suffer injustice.
2. To endure; to support; to sustain; not to sink under.
Our spirit and strength entire,
Strongly to suffer and support our pains.
3. To allow; to permit; not to forbid or hinder. Will you suffer yourself to be insulted?
I suffer them to enter and possess.
Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him. Lex.19.
4. To undergo; to be affected by. Substances suffer an entire change by the action of fire, or by entering into new combinations.
5. To sustain; to be affected by; as, to suffer loss or damage.
SUF'FER, verb intransitive To feel or undergo pain of body or mind; to bear what is inconvenient. We suffer with pain, sickness or sorrow. We suffer with anxiety. We suffer by evils past and by anticipating others to come. We suffer from fear and from disappointed hopes.
1. To undergo, as punishment.
The father was first condemned to suffer on a day appointed, and the son afterwards, the day following.
2. To be injured; to sustain loss or damage. A building suffers for want of seasonable repairs. It is just that we should suffer for neglect of duty.
Public business suffers by private infirmities.
SUF'FERABLE, adjective That may be tolerated or permitted; allowable.
1. That may be endured or borne.
SUF'FERABLY, adverb Tolerably; so as to be endured.
SUF'FERANCE, noun The bearing of pain; endurance; pain endured; misery.
He must not only die,
But thy unkindness shall the death draw out
To ling'ring sufferance
1. Patience; moderation; a bearing with patience.
But hasty heat temp'ring with sufferance wise.
2. Toleration; permission; allowance; negative consent by not forbidding or hindering.
In process of time, sometimes by sufferance sometimes by special leave and favor, they erected to themselves oratories.
In their beginning, they are weak and wan,
But soon through sufferance grow to fearful end.
An estate at sufferance in law, is where a person comes into possession of land by lawful title, but keeps it after the title ceases, without positive leave of the owner.
SUF'FERED, participle passive Borne; undergone; permitted; allowed.
SUF'FERER, noun One who endures or undergoes pain, either of body or mind; one who sustains inconvenience or loss; as suffers by poverty or sickness. Men are sufferers by fire or losses at sea; they are sufferers by the ravages of an enemy; still more are they sufferers by their own vices and follies.
1. One that permits or allows.
Acts 9:16; Romans 8:17-23; Romans 8:26; 1 Corinthians 4:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:7; 2 Corinthians 4:11-18; Philippians 1:29; Philippians 2:27-30; Philippians 3:10; Colossians 1:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5; 2 Timothy 2:12; James 5:10; 1 Peter 4:13-14; 1 Peter 5:10
Afflictions and Adversities; Persecution
Luke 24:46-47; Luke 24:26; John 6:51; John 10:11; John 10:15; John 11:50-52; Romans 4:25; Romans 5:6-8; Romans 14:15; 1 Corinthians 1:17-18; 1 Corinthians 1:23-24; 1 Corinthians 8:11; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Galatians 1:4; Galatians 2:20-21; Ephesians 5:2; Ephesians 5:25; 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10; Hebrews 2:9-10; Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 5:8-9; Hebrews 9:15-16; Hebrews 9:28; Hebrews 10:10; Hebrews 10:18-20; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 Peter 4:1; 1 John 3:16
Atonement; Jesus, The Christ, Death of; Jesus, The Christ, Design of His Death; Jesus, The Christ, Sufferings of
Instance of, Goliath for the Philistines
1 John 9:17
SUF'FERING, participle present tense Bearing; undergoing pain, inconvenience or damage; permitting; allowing.
SUF'FERING, noun The bearing of pain, inconvenience or loss; pain endured; distress, loss or injury incurred; as sufferings by pain or sorrow; sufferings by want or by wrongs.